New Chief Scientific Officer for Xenetic Biosciences

In Massachusetts, Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. has a new Chief Scientific Officer, Curtis A. Lockshin. Lockshin’s experience with research and development in the biopharmaceutical industry...

Organic cereals in 100% biobased recyclable packaging coming to every school in America

In Canada, the world’s largest organic breakfast company, Nature’s Path, joined up with California-based food and garden startup Back to the Roots for an...

Would You Like That in Plastic or Bioplastic? Braskem Providing Bakery with Biobased Packaging

In Sweden, Polarbröd, the country’s third largest bakery, decided to replace the usual oil based plastic films and packaging with the greener biobased bio-polyethylene...

Storopack highlights biobased, certified packaging products

In Germany, Storopack is emphasizing their vegetable starch based PELASPAN BIO product which is EN 13432 certified to European standard, as well as their...

Birla Cellulose launches NYC design studio for biobased fabrics

In India, Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fiber business of the Aditya Birla Group, launched its premier international design studio in New York. Birla...

SweeGen and Ingredion bring non-GMO sweetener to Colombia

In California, SweeGen, a nature-based sweetener company, and Illinois-based Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced that the...

Mice Born from 3D Printed Ovaries Could Lead to More Fertility Options

In Illinois, Northwestern University researchers created 3D printed ovaries and placed them in lab mice that were able to ovulate, get pregnant and give...

Algae to help heal and prevent infection in medical implants

In Portugal, researchers at the University of Coimbra are looking at algae not for biofuel or food, but for the medical world. As one...

Stora Enso Sells Subsidiary, Formeca, to Amitec

In Finland, renewable biomaterial packaging and construction company Stora Enso is selling its subsidiary that focuses on automated packaging machinery, Formeca, to Amitec also...

Stora Enso adds veteran to consumer board division

In Finland, Stora Enso has appointed Annica Bresky Executive Vice President, Consumer Board division and member of the Group Leadership Team, effective 1 May...

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